St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office personnel were recognized and awarded this week at the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association annual conference for their professional achievements. Lt. Shawn Moses was awarded for Crime Prevention in 2021, while Cpl. Gerard Muschette was awarded for Community Service and Cpl. Brian Gillingham was awarded in the Corrections category. We congratulate our officers for their excellent work in 2021. Crime Prevention Award: In May of 2021, Sheriff Tim Cameron implemented the enforcement phase of the Youth Gun Violence Task Force, a temporary unit led by Lt. Moses. “In a few short months, the [task force] intelligence-led initiative led to a significant and swift reduction of shots fired, shootings and prevented countless acts of violent crime in St. Mary’s County,” Capt. David Yingling said. “Their efforts over 90 days led to 65 arrests, 19 firearms seized and a staggering number of search and seizure warrants on residences, phones, vehicles and persons, resulting in recovered evidence, which have already led to multiple convictions,” Capt. Yingling said. “The overwhelming success and results of the task force was the direct result of the commitment, dedication, hard work and immense sacrifices made by each of the individuals assigned to the task force, […]
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